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The Galveston County Daily News: Education

January 19, 2017

Education

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Dickinson ISD Education Foundation supporting teachers and students

The spring semester will be full of opportunities for students and teachers thanks to approximately $70,000 in grants for teachers and scholarships for graduating Dickinson High School seniors provided by the Dickinson Independent School District’s Education Foundation.

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Sunday 01/15/2017
Early-bird registration for educator STEM conference
Posted: January 15, 2017

Educators can save $5 by registering online before Jan. 31 for the first Greater Houston Area STEM Conference set for 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 4 in the Bayou Building of the University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., in Houston. The conference will focus on science, technology, engineering and math topics that impact K-12 education.

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Galveston College to guide business training
Posted: January 15, 2017

Galveston College’s Lunch and Learn program is offering a session to “Empower Your Business” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 24 at its campus, 4015 Ave. Q, in Galveston.

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Thank a school board member today
Posted: January 15, 2017

January is School Board Recognition Month and Santa Fe Independent School District will join other districts across the state to thank these local leaders for their dedication and willingness to serve as advocates for our children and public schools. As elected officials, they are the voice of their communities, serving first and foremost in the best interest of Texas school children. So, each year the Texas Association of School Boards encourages communities to show appreciation to these individuals for their unfailing commitment to the success of all students. The staff and students of our district applaud our board members for their vision and voice to help shape a better tomorrow.

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Celebrate MLK Day at College of the Mainland
Posted: January 15, 2017

College of the Mainland will host a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event form 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 26 in the COM Learning Resource Center Auditorium, 1200 Amburn Road, in Texas City. Lunch will be served and the event is open to the public. For more information, call 409-933-8438.

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Sunday 01/08/2017
Santa Fe ISD placed on the college board's seventh annual AP District Honor Roll
Posted: January 08, 2017

Santa Fe Independent School District was recently recognized as one of 433 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the seventh annual AP District Honor Roll. To be included on the honor roll, the district had to, since 2014, increase the number of students participating in AP while also increasing or maintaining the percentage of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher. Reaching these goals shows that this district is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are ready for AP.

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Working with special needs kids is rewarding
Posted: January 08, 2017

Many students have difficulties learning in school and may qualify for special education services. Some of these students qualify for related services to help them with the educational process. These services include occupational therapy, speech, counseling and other additional assistance. The Greater Gulf Coast Cooperative provides these services to four school districts in the area. These districts include Hitchcock, Danbury, Damon and Needville. Related service providers work with students and teachers to help students learn strategies to manage or overcome their obstacles in the classroom. Some techniques include social skills games, social skills stories or discussing proven techniques based on peer reviewed research for dealing with their classroom-related difficulties.

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Registration for 2017 spring semester continues
Posted: January 08, 2017

Registration for Galveston College’s 2017 spring semester continues this week for both credit and noncredit classes. Registration hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. today through Wednesday. Late registration will be from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Classes for the spring semester start on Jan. 17.

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Dickinson ISD set to host District of Innovation public meeting
Posted: January 08, 2017

Dickinson Independent School District anticipates more freedom and flexibility in several different educational areas, after completing the process to become a District of Innovation this spring.

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New program at Abundant Life Christian School is available
Posted: January 08, 2017

As we see the challenges of education become greater across the state, I believe it is time for unique opportunities for students. Abundant Life Christian School has a new program that will challenge and motivate students to learn. An online, flexible and individualized academic program meeting the state graduation requirements is a great option for families. We all know that young people are drawn to technology, so why not use it as a primary tool in their education.

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